Emergency department echocardiography in the diagnosis and therapy of cardiac tamponade

Bruce Mazurek, Dietrich Jehle, Marcus Martin

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Abstract

A 44-year-old male presented to the emergency department in shock with jugular venous distension and upper chest cyanosis. Superior vena cava syndrome was ruled out by computed tomography (CT scan). However, a large pericardial effusion was found on CT scan and confirmed by sonography. Pericardial tamponade was diagnosed by emergency physicians and sonography-guided pericardiocentesis was performed with marked improvement in symptomatology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-31
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Emergency Medicine
Volume9
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • cardiac tamponade
  • emergency department sonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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